• 22 December 1943
  • Mission #18
  • Target: Munster

Again for the second time, the Group was assigned this target complex. Twenty (20) aircraft took off with the 579th leading. Sixteen (16) ships bombed the target on a PFF release with (120) 500# GP weapons impacting with what proved to be good results though weather obscured the aiming point for the lead Bombardier, Lieutenant White. Three (3) aircraft were forced to abort and return early due to mechanical difficulties. There was no enemy fighter opposition, and all aircraft returned with no losses, damage or aircrew casualties. Flight duration was 6:00 hours.

CREW LOADING LIST - MISSION #18

22 Dec 1943 576th Sqdn.
A/C 511
P Connery, W.R. 1st Lt.
CP Cooper, R.W. 2nd Lt.
N Porter, C.V. 2nd Lt.
B Breck, J.H. Jr. 2nd Lt.
E Heller, L.M. T/Sgt.
R. Shilling, R.E. T/Sgt.
AE Leibow, G. Sgt.
AR Allen, I.M. S/Sgt.
AG Glende, B.I. S/Sgt.
G Smith, J.W. S/Sgt.
22 Dec 1943 576th Sqdn.
A/C 527
P Clover, D.K. 1st Lt.
CP Berger, R.M. 2nd Lt.
N McMillan, W.J. 2nd Lt.
B McDonald, P.R. 2nd Lt.
E Losey, J.C. T/Sgt.
R Galler, I. T/Sgt.
AE Crawford, E.G. S/Sgt.
AR Bell, R.W. S/Sgt.
AG Royal, C.K. S/Sgt.
G Ross, J.M. S/Sgt.
22 Dec 1943 576th Sqdn.
A/C 487
P Miller, H.W. 1st Lt.
CP Hurd, E.A. Jr. 2nd Lt.
N Murray, F.P. 2nd Lt.
B Greene, D.R. 2nd Lt.
E Megenhardt, J.F. T/Sgt.
R Mallamaci, J.T. T/Sgt.
AE McCombs, A.D. S/Sgt.
AR Lorine, J.R. S/Sgt.
AG Miller, D.D. S/Sgt.
G Rausch, T.A. S/Sgt.
22 Dec 1943 576th Sqdn.
A/C 492
P Johns, M.T. 2nd Lt.
CP Henderson, M.A. 2nd Lt.
N Silvasy, F.A. 2nd Lt.
B Sriver, E.R. 2nd Lt.
E Indahl, J.M. T/Sgt.
R Gressler, E.J. T/Sgt.
AE Przeniczny, W. S/Sgt.
AR Kenyon, C.L. S/Sgt.
AG Zerangue, F.A. S/Sgt.
G Sanchez, I.V. S/Sgt.
22 Dec 1943 576th Sqdn.
A/C 596
P Ford, J.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Bunting, D.W. 2nd Lt.
N Karl, J.F. 2nd Lt.
B Zuk, J.C. 2nd Lt.
E Roberson, L. S/Sgt.
R Kramer, A.W. S/Sgt.
AE Sequin S/Sgt.
AR Saucedo, J.E. Sgt.
AG Overholt, H.R. Sgt.
G Polovich, J. S/Sgt.
22 Dec 1943 577th Sqdn.
A/C 174
P McNichol, T.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Lamer, M. 2nd Lt.
N Naylor, M.W. 2nd Lt.
B Wargo, M.A. 2nd Lt.
E Trumpy, E. T/Sgt.
R O'Kon, M.A. S/Sgt.
AE Green, L.A. S/Sgt.
AR MacPherson, A.J. S/Sgt.
AG Lloyd, W.A. S/Sgt.
G Rathburn, E.K. S/Sgt.
22 Dec 1943 577th Sqdn.
A/C 479
P Breckenridge, L.G. 1st Lt.
CP Holm, H.J. 2nd Lt.
N Beatson, R.J. 2nd Lt.
B Dilly, V.S. 1st Lt.
E Goodman, L. T/Sgt.
R Rosenfeld, C.B. T/Sgt.
AE Dinda, B.F. S/Sgt.
AR Oasheim, G.W. S/Sgt.
AG Osterheldt, J.J. S/Sgt.
G Troxel, D.G. Jr. S/Sgt.
22 Dec 1943 577th Sqdn.
A/C 546
P Layton, S.H. 2nd Lt.
CP Jensen, A.H. 2nd Lt.
N Donaldson, C.D. 2nd Lt.
B Feagan, H.C. 2nd Lt.
E Johnson, J.C. T/Sgt.
R Gibbs, R.R. T/Sgt.
AE Boomhower, A. S/Sgt.
AR Constabile, F.R. S/Sgt.
AG Daughtry, A.Z. S/Sgt.
G Wagner, D.R. S/Sgt.
22 Dec 1943 577th Sqdn.
A/C 482
P Usry, W.F. 2nd Lt.
CP Turner, D.L. 2nd Lt.
N Snyder, R.D. 2nd Lt.
B Floyd, C.E. 2nd Lt.
E Parker, E.S.
R Howard, R.
AE Matta, I.D.
AR Horowitz, G. S/Sgt.
AG Dunlap, V.M. S/Sgt.
G Mathews, A.D, S/Sgt.
22 Dec 1943 577th Sqdn.
A/C 489 (abort, no sortie credit)
P Rigby, C.W. 2nd Lt.
CP Palmer, R.D. 2nd Lt.
N Wendorf, J.A. 2nd Lt.
B Dellitt, J.J. 2nd Lt.
E Mihalso, C.M. T/Sgt.
R Martell, E. T/Sgt.
AE Cummings, D.L. S/Sgt.
AR Zubey, S. S/Sgt.
AG Kaufman, B.B. S/Sgt.
G Castiglione, J. S/Sgt.
22 Dec 1943 577th Sqdn.
A/C 496
P Brauer, G.M. 2nd Lt.
CP Clifford, J.F. 2nd Lt.
N McGough, J.G. 2nd Lt.
B Eldridge, H.N. 2nd Lt.
E Larue, E.W. S/Sgt.
R Abraham, H.F. S/Sgt.
AE Branciforte, N. Sgt.
AR Keller, L.D. Sgt.
AG Whited, J.A. Sgt.
G Rachell, W.W. Sgt.
22 Dec 1943 578th Sqdn.
A/C 624 (abort, no sortie credit)
P George, F.A. 1st Lt.
CP Stephens, L.M. 2nd Lt.
N Sweeney, P.J. 2nd Lt.
B Kelly, F.B. 2nd Lt.
E Ellingson, H.E. S/Sgt.
R Sweeney, L.F. T/Sgt.
AE Carusone, N.M. Sgt.
AR Sheppard, W.B. S/Sgt.
AG Goodall, W.J. S/Sgt.
G Theodore, R.M. S/Sgt.
22 Dec 1943 578th Sqdn.
A/C 478
P Reade, J.J. 1st Lt.
CP Smith, R.L. 2nd Lt.
N Planche, M.M. 1st Lt.
B Ziccarelli, J.A. 1st Lt.
E Edwards, C.E. T/Sgt.
R Wohlstrom, T.C. Jr. T/Sgt.
AE Sikoff, H. S/Sgt.
AR Bauer, W.E.F. S/Sgt.
AG Wagner, D.R. S/Sgt.
G Nixon, A.D. S/Sgt.
22 Dec 1943 578th Sqdn.
A/C 485 (abort, no sortie credit)
P Cohen, S. 2nd Lt.
CP Shoenhair, R.D. 2nd Lt.
N Cound, A.L. 2nd Lt.
B Valker, G.E. 2nd Lt.
E Hayes, F.W. S/Sgt.
R Buckley, G.J. S/Sgt.
AE Carr, H.L. Sgt.
AR Dellinger, T.C. Sgt.
AG Thrower, W.E. Sgt.
G McGee, R.C. Sgt.
22 Dec 1943 578th Sqdn.
A/C 588
P Sooy, B.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Mardis, K.K. 2nd Lt.
N Jones, O.R. 2nd Lt.
B Schwartz, E.S. 2nd Lt.
E Stancik, M. T/Sgt.
R Terrell, P.J. Sgt.
AE Rider, F.D. S/Sgt.
AR McBrayer, H.G. Jr. Sgt.
AG Dorgan, W.J. Sgt.
G McArn, H.W. Sgt.
22 Dec 1943 578th Sqdn.
A/C 518
P Schildknecht, H.E. 2nd Lt.
CP Long, J.D. Jr. 2nd Lt.
N Hersh, A. 2nd Lt.
B Wasowicz, M.V. 2nd Lt.
E Sadler, R.S. S/Sgt.
R Begley, J.F. Sgt.
AE Reid, H.A. Sgt.
AR Reed, B.P. Sgt.
AG Reade, G.J. Sgt.
G Gegere, G.P. Pfc.
22 Dec 1943 578th Sqdn.
A/C 605
P McKee, T.R. 1st Lt.
CP Walker, T.G. 2nd Lt.
N Johnson, D.C. 2nd Lt.
B Simons, L. 2nd Lt.
E Wilk, H. S/Sgt.
R Morrison, T.C. T/Sgt.
AE Johnson, E.J. S/Sgt.
AR Murphy, H.G. Jr. S/Sgt.
AG Painter, R.E. S/Sgt.
G Sackal, W.M. T/Sgt.
22 Dec 1943 579th Sqdn.
A/C 484
P Spartage, G. 2nd Lt.
CP Kern, R.B. 2nd Lt.
N Tauskey, W.A. 2nd Lt.
B Campbell, R.A. 2nd Lt.
E Burns, R.N. S/Sgt.
R Worthington, P.A. S/Sgt.
AE Helmke, E.F. Sgt.
AR Warren, O.J. Sgt.
AG Ridgeway, J.W. Sgt.
G Riedlinger, A.J. Sgt.
22 Dec 1943 579th Sqdn.
A/C 599 (abort, no sortie credit)
P McGregor, J.A. 1st Lt.
CP Taylor, R.E. 2nd Lt.
N Swangren, R. 2nd Lt.
B Good, R.E. 2nd Lt.
E Galloway, W.E. T/Sgt.
R West, G.E. T/Sgt.
AE Padden, T.F. S/Sgt.
AR Long, B. S/Sgt.
AG McCrary, J.E. S/Sgt.
G Housteau, J.M. S/Sgt.
Kennedy, T. 1st Lt.
Keilman, M.H. Maj.
22 Dec 1943 579th Sqdn.
A/C 450
P Detrick, J.W. 1st Lt.
CP Schneider, J.E. 2nd Lt.
N Lindlow, R.R. 2nd Lt.
B Hall, H.P. 1st Lt.
E Chapman, L. S/Sgt.
R Castle, O.D. S/Sgt.
AE Ross, J.R. S/Sgt.
AR Andrews, W.T. T/Sgt.
AG Dill, W.F. S/Sgt.
G Bacon, G.W. S/Sgt.
22 Dec 1943 579th Sqdn.
A/C 529
P Goff, J.F. 1st Lt.
CP Piper, J.E. 2nd Lt.
N Keck, R.W. 2nd Lt.
B White, E.I. 2nd Lt.
E Lett, E.W. T/Sgt.
R Wright, R.R. T/Sgt.
AE Erbe, H.S. S/Sgt.
AR Goodwin, D.E. S/Sgt.
AG Rebiejo, F. S/Sgt.
G Jackson, H. S/Sgt.
22 Dec 1943 579th Sqdn.
A/C 083
P Hull, R.L. 2nd Lt.
CP Durrance, E.E. 2nd Lt.
N Coleman, V.B. 2nd Lt.
B Lessey, J.E. 2nd Lt.
E Hay, W.R. T/Sgt.
R Johnson, J.F. T/Sgt.
AE Surls, D.L. S/Sgt.
AR Buchert, W.L. S/Sgt.
AG Foran, O.K. S/Sgt.
G Vasquez, R. S/Sgt.
22 Dec 1943 579th Sqdn.
A/C 637
P Higgins, J.A. 1st Lt.
CP Wharton, P. 2nd Lt.
N Casey, H.W. 2nd Lt.
B Broyles, C. 2nd Lt.
E Thompson, R.L. T/Sgt.
R Cauble, W.R. T/Sgt.
AE Bookout, R.J. S/Sgt.
AR Sumlin, T.E. S/Sgt.
AG York, D.L. S/Sgt.
G Piper, C.A. S/Sgt.